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Motivation: An investigation to establish the impact of motivational theories on employee performance and satisfaction and to determine key factors towards the motivation of employees.

Foran, Graeme (2015) Motivation: An investigation to establish the impact of motivational theories on employee performance and satisfaction and to determine key factors towards the motivation of employees. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

This investigation is to determine the impact of seminal motivational theories and practices on employee performance and job satisfaction in addition to determining the existence and significance of specific motivational factors for the successful improvement of employee performance and job satisfaction in the modern business world.

The research draws on various secondary data and literature to explore and critically analyse the constructs, models and principals of several key motivational theories whilst primary research is conducted through a web-based survey to develop a comprehensive investigation into possible determinants of employee motivation.

The subsequent findings found age to be a significant factor with regard to the five types of motivation and can offer practical implications for managers today. Furthermore, Maslow's (1943) hierarchy of needs theory and Gallup's (2015) employee engagement practice is further examined as a possible hybrid for the successful motivation of employees and greater levels of performance and job satisfaction.

The findings show that further research is required to address gaps in the literature surrounding the topic of motivation, specifically the constructs of introjected, identified and integrated motivation.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management > Performance Management > Motivation
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management > Performance Management
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Issues of Labour and Work > Quality of Work Life / Job Satisfaction
Divisions: School of Business > Masters of Science in Management
Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2015 08:04
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2015 08:04
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/2047

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